Summer salads are my favorite. Simple ones that take less than 10 minutes to make are even better. Ok let’s be honest, pretty much any salad is my favorite. They’re just so delicious and fun and contrary to popular belief, don’t have to be filled with just greens!
When I started making this tomato avocado cucumber salad, it was originally for the girls so I can get them used to eating fresh uncooked veggies too and in salad form. For them of course I did a simple dressing of oil, salt and pepper, and for the adults, I added a couple more ingredients to bring it to the next level.
Just like the salad, the dressing is simple and I didn’t worry about making it separately. I just added the dressing ingredients directly to the salad and gave it a good toss. Saves me on an extra dish and also, worrying about the ratios of oil to acid.
What do I need for the DRESSING?
Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
Red Chili Flakes
What do I need for the SALAD?
Oregano – lots of it
Basil – definitely tons of it
Ok I know what you’re probably thinking. Lots of Basil and Oregano in the salad? Have I lost it? Actually, surprisingly no! The peppery basil and the earthy oregano completely transform this dish!
When I made this salad, it was supposed to be for a side and I actually ended up eating a little more than a side’s worth which left no room for dinner………
So it’s safe to say this salad can be a side or an entree!
From my kitchen to yours, enjoy this delicious salad!
Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 large avocado, chopped
- 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 c fresh basil, chopped
- 1/4 c fresh oregano, chopped
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
- Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl and toss well to combine well.
- Serve cold as a side or an entree.
7 thoughts on “Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad”
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We made this last night and loved every last bit! Perfect addition to our bbq dinner…the Perfect dressing and loads of yummy, healthy herbs…yum!
It is so healthy. Looks so yummy, healthy and colorful.
Such a nice and refreshing summer salad
Well, I think I will make this tonight! I have all of the ingredients thanks to you 😉 can’t wait to enjoy this! Thanks for posting!